Actually, "riding the bus" is a very common phrase here in the States, at least in California.
As well as "wanna" and "wassup", but we don't accept them :) "To ride a bus" is not standard English. Unfortunately, we can't afford adding colloquial expressions, slang, dialects etc. because well, ain't nobody got time for that :D
(so, for example, AAVE is not accepted)
Sagitta, I respectfully disagree with you. “Ride a bus” is standard English and not slangy at all. “I drive to work, and my son rides a bus to school,” for example, sounds 100% natural. I just did a quick Google search, and the phrase shows up in serious, businesslike writing, showing it isn’t slang. Here’s an example from a school’s webpage: “If your child rides a bus, have them at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the arrival of the bus.“
OK, added to the sentences where I found it (but I think not all yet). So, can anyone "ride a train" too then?..
The heck! Have a lingot!
First we had to add "who" instead of "whom" in every exercise because it's standard now, now I'll have to check every exercise with a vehicle in it and see if I have to add "ride" :')
Thanks, will try to add it everywhere :)
(because if I add it only in one exercise it's going to be inconsistent which is even worse than not accepting a variant...)
Wanna and wassup is incorrect English, pure slang. Riding the bus is not incorrect or slang. You omit the "in" as you would say "riding in a car," because it sounds better, but it's correct. I'm an American, native English speaker. I'm not going to argue English with you. You can choose not to fix it if you want, but "riding the bus" is perfectly normal English, not like "wanna" or "wassup."
Absolutely. "Riding a/the train" is perfectly normal in AmEng
Thanks! Will add too.
So then, all the variants would be:
Are you [taking/riding] [a/the] train there?
Are you [going/traveling] there [by/on a/on the] train?
Anything else? :')
P.S. I mean also "Do you ... ?" and with the reverse order as well, was only wondering about the transport-taking verbs.
You're not supposed to "aruge English" with me, if you're here to help, you're supposed to be like @Carl_Ramrod :D